Skyhawks Getting Ready For Season Two

by Skyhawks Insider

WENATCHEE — Season number two for the Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks begins next Tuesday at the Town Toyota Center. Last season, the Skyhawks were 6-6 in the American West Football Conference under Head Coach Keith Evans.

This season, Evans is now the general manager. He’s brought in a close friend to become the new head coach, Meadow Lemon, the son of the late Harlem Globetrotters frontman, Meadowlark Lemon.

Lemon, who has a long background in arena football, just arrived in town a couple of days ago with the task of getting the team ready to play next week.

“Today is the first day on the field. We’re missing a bunch of guys. All my bigs aren’t here, so I pretty much I have the skill guys so we’re pretty much going through our paces. This morning we did some testing and worked them up and lathered them up a little bit,” Lemon said before the team’s practice on Tuesday at Foothills Middle School in Wenatchee. “I want to see how they move. I want to see how they are acclimating to the climate. I want to see how fast they can catch on.”

Lemon, who is every bit as colorful as his father, said they have seven days to put everything together. He said they are excited but it is a very condensed, short window. Everything is important and nothing can wait until tomorrow.

It needs to get done right now, he said. Defense seems to the strongest part fo the team. READ MORE

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